POLITICAL PLATFORM COMPARISONS
Prepared by Dr. Alveda King,
Director of African American Outreach, Priests for Life
Many would agree that voting is a civil right. Some would go a step further and make the case that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is a lot easier to attain if we have the resources to follow our desires.
What seems odd is that for many — if not most — Americans the economy tops the short list of concerns, yet most people do not seem to be connecting the dots between prosperity and moral values.
Voting with your morals could pay off in the long run. It’s also a good way to compare the political platforms of the parties.
Let’s compare the New Independent Christian Party, the Republican and the Democratic platforms:
New Independent Christian Party Platform:
The New Independent Christian Party seeks to align all platform issues with the standard of the Word of God. This includes:
The Work Ethic – if a person does not work, he or she will not be able to avoid hunger and poverty
Fair Taxation – all people are entitled to share the responsibility of governance through fair taxation
Equal Pay for Equal Work
Fairness in Voting
Fair and Equal Health Care Reform
Fair Education Reform
Natural Marriage and Family/Right to Be Born
Freedom to Worship
Robs Social Security of future contributors by supporting abortion.
Includes welfare handouts without providing America’s needy with a work ethic or the dignity of contributing to the society that serves them.
Promotes casual sex with harmful chemical and surgical solutions to consequences.
Penalizes companies that support Bible-based values.
Promotes an unequal distribution of wealth.
Punishes people for considering moral consequences, while rewarding harmful behaviors.
Supports life with dignity from conception through natural death.
Recognizes traditional marriage as being between a man and woman.
Promotes healthy families by allowing human beings to be conceived, born with dignity and live healthy lives as contributors to a growing society which in turn serves them.
Advocates sexual responsibility with financial, emotional, physical, and spiritual consequences.
Seeks to empower Americans with fair taxation, a strong work ethic, and religious freedom that allows employees to express their values openly and freely.